Outdoor activities in Sparwood range from high-energy adventure to pleasant rambles in nature

The Elk River flows right through Sparwood and is one of the finest fishing rivers in the world. Our valley is also home to some of North America’s best hunting areas with an abundance of game. BC’s easternmost golf course is in Sparwood, and a Fred Couples’ designed course is under development. Some of the world’s best skiing and snowboarding is just a short drive away at Fernie Alpine Resort. Of course, Sparwood also offers opportunities for horseback riding, canoeing and kayaking, cross-country skiing, sledding, camping, mountain biking and much more.

The Conservation Officer Service is responsible for administering the Access Management Compliance and Enforcement Program in the East Kootenays.  Key initiatives within the program involve proactive education, public relations, and compliance and enforcement relating to access management. If you have any questions about the program or closure areas contact Officer Burley at 250-423-4264 or email patricia.burley@gov.bc.ca or to report violations call the Report all Poachers and Polluters (RAPP) line at 1-877-952-RAPP (7277). Click here to learn more about the program.

Being in the heart of the mountains has it's perks, climbing those mountains is one of them.


Have time for 9-holes? Come and check out our local golf course.


Spend the afternoon fishing the river, or take time in the evening boating. It's up to you.

Boating & fishing

See the mountains from a new perspective, click to see how you can take a closer look.


Challenge the whole family to a game of Disc Golf!

parwood disc golf course

Get out this winter and cross-country ski or snowshoe our trails. 

Cross-Country Skiing & Snowshoeing

With so many trails to discover, there's a mountain biking trail for everyone.

Mountain Biking

Check out what opportunities are available to you as a hunter.